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Senior AssociateSan Francisco
Orrick’s Employment Law and Litigation group was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California for the fourth consecutive year by The Recorder, the premier source for legal news, in recognition of their significant wins on behalf of leading multinational companies on today’s most complex and challenging employment law matters.
Alex was recently named California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA) Section Liaison to the Labor and Employment Section of the California Lawyers Association (CLA) and is an editorial board member of the CLA Labor & Employment Section Law Review.
Alex focuses her practice on defending employers in class- and collective-actions brought under federal and state wage and hour laws, including misclassification, meal and rest periods, off-the-clock work, expense reimbursement, and Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) claims. She also routinely defends employers in high-stakes single plaintiff cases involving leaves and accommodations, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing, wrongful termination, and trade secrets.
Her counseling practice focuses on providing advice to management, designing appropriate workplace policies and procedures, and offering creative and practical solutions to address a wide range of employment issues including new and developing areas of the law.
Prior to law school, she was a communication consultant to Fortune 500 companies, providing written deliverables and analysis on topics that included employee health plans, compensation, and retirement benefits.
Alex has significant experience litigating a broad range of employment issues. Her recent experience includes the following:
Class & Collective Actions
Single Plaintiff Discrimination/Wrongful Termination
In addition, Alex has helped employers obtain resolution through negotiation and mediation. She has a demonstrated commitment to pro bono work, including work to secure relief for asylum-seekers and providing counseling on employment issues to non-profits.